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IT'S HAPPENING!
Trail's End Western Heritage Days
America's Western History in one weekend at the Missouri State Fairgrounds.
~ Save the Date ~
April 24, 25 & 26, 2015
Dedication of the Trail's End Starline Brass Plaza!!
3 BIG DAYS of FUN
IN SEDALIA ON THE MISOURI STATE FAIRGROUNDS!

SCROLL DOWN AND SEE WHAT'S GOIN' ON!


Listen to the
Guide by Cell Trail's End Audio Tour
by calling 1-660-202-1156.
Learn about the Starline Brass Trail's End Plaza
before you arrive.

Contributing articles for the Guide by Cell are
Ken Bird, Bill Claycomb, Becky Imhauser and Doug Kiburz.


Trail's End BBQ Contest
Sunday, April 26
Sponsored by the Kiwanis of Sedalia.

Contact Theo Asbury to register or for more information- 660-221-1888.
All proceeds go to benefit the Kiwanis of Sedalia.


Bring the Kids and Ride the
Union Pacific Mini Train


ENTRY & REGISTRATION FORMS
• Schedule of Events
download here

• Weekend Pass — download form here
• Western Art Show & Sale —
download entry form here
• Trail Ride with Trent Loos — download entry form here
• All Equestrian Parade — download entry form here
• Outside Food Vendors -- Application download here.
• Outside Concession Vendors -- Application download here.
• Cavalry Encampment — download registration form here.

Writer' Corner — download registration form here
• Rendezvous Encampment —
download registration form here

• Pow Wow Vendor Application — download here
• Cowboy Poetry Contest —
download entry form here
• Fiddler's Contest —
download entry form here
• Cowboy/Cowgirl Singin' Contest
download entry form here

Coming for the Weekend? Then you want the
Trail's End Weekend Pass.
Total Weekend Package for one or two include:
RV Camping • Horse Stall Rental and
Ticketed Events:
• Sons of the Pioneers Concert (Friday)
• Chuck Wagon Races (Sat. & Sun)
• Michael Martin Murphy Concert & NFPB Bull Riding (Saturday.)
Meals:
2 Breakfasts by Sedalia Shrine Club at Pork Place (Sat & Sun);
Steak Dinner by the Cattlemen's Association Beef House (Friday);
Pork Dinner by Pork Produces Pork Place (Saturday)

Weekend Package for Events & Meals include:
Ticketed Events:
• Sons of the Pioneers Concert (Friday)
• Chuck Wagon Races (Sat. & Sun)
• Michael Martin Murphy Concert & NFPB Bull Riding (Saturday.)
Meals:
2 Breakfasts by Sedalia Shrine Club at Pork Place (Sat & Sun);
Steak Dinner by the Cattlemen's Association Beef House (Friday);
Pork Dinner by Pork Produces Pork Place (Saturday)

Download form here.


Missouri 8th Cavalry Encampment & Muster
Machinery Area • April 24 - 26

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE.


Writer's Corner
featuring...Book Signings by local, regional and out of state authors.

Sponsored by Central Missouri Electric Cooperative
Reading during SpoFest 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 24,
Walter Bargen
Missouri's First Poet Laureate



Download Registration Form here
to sign up.

Writer's Panels and Discussions


Kenneth Bird, Lincoln, MO - author, freelance reporter,
and railroad historian

• Missouri Railroads


Dan Burle, Bonne Terre, MO - western author, rancher,
raises & trains Missouri Fox trotters
• How to Write a Western Novel


Michael Moore, Atoka, TN - author, screen writer,
historical character actor
• How to Research and Write Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction
• The Art of Playwriting


Liz Schulte, Columbia, MO - paranormal author
• Self-Publishing and Complications
• Being a Missouri Author


Debbie Noland, Sedalia, MO - poetry & short story author
• The Poet in Time and Place
• Poetry Workshop: Give It a Shot!

More Authors
Tricia Anderson, IA • Catherine Stovall, MO • N.P. Haley, MO
Samantha Ketteman, IL • Connie Koch, MO, Mary White, MO

SpoFest announces partial lineup of readers
for Saturday, April 25:

Walter Bargen, Doug Kiburz, Madge Greslley, David Meek,
Debbie Noland, Connie Koch, Faith Bemiss, Steve Wiegenstein, Mark Pearce, Rose Marie Kinder, Melanie Dees Campbell,
Julia Landrum


More coming.... For more information - 660-619-1866

• Rendezvous Encampment
Machinery Area • Friday, Saturday & Sunday,
April 24, 25, & 26
Jim Thorpe, Coordinator

DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM HERE

 
See and visit with trappers and settlers from the 1840s-1870s. Learn about life back then and how to throw a tomahawk. Check out the traders with period crafts and art for sale.


• Pow Wow
Saturday, April 25 • Varied Industries Building
Robert Woolery Jr. - Head Man

Hosted by Robert Tallbird Ryan
Robert Woolery, Headman
Robert Philby - Emcee

Sponsored by

ART SHOW - April 24-26
Native American Artists • Fine Art Artists

Now accepting applications for
Pow Wow artists & vendors --

Download application here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.


Robert Tallbird, Host


Model Train & Collectible Show
Saturday & Sunday, April 25, 26 • FFA Building
Bob Cox, coordinator

Sponsored by
 
  


• Quilt Show
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 24, 25, & 26

Commercial Building
Hosted by
Stover Quality Quilting • Vi Dale, Coordinator
Over TEN Different Quilt Guilds

• Bed Turning Friday & Saturday each day 11 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
• Historic Quilts, Pioneer Life Displays & Demos
• Over 150 beautiful quilts
• Wall Hangings from the Trail's End Challenge
• Quilt Appraisals Available
• Awesome Vendors & Live Music
• Trail's End Commerative Quilt
• Cow "Belles"

Come and see what other "surprises" we have in store for you.
see trailsend.org for a complete list of activities
Sponsored by

Click here for schedule.


Calling All Artists! • Cash prizes!
• Western Art Show & Sale
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 24, 25, 26 • Ag Building
Hosted by the Sedalia Visual Art Association
Sponsored by

Download entry form here.
Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.

Visiting Artists

      
Left to Right:
J. Michael Wilson, Trail's End Sculptor;
Tex Wilson, Railroad Artist

Elizabeth Ritter - Sculptor; Clay Gant - Sculptor
Visit with them at the Western Art Show & Sale


• Trail Ride led by Trent Loos
Friday, April 24 • Ride the Katy Trail

Deadline for entry April 1, 2015

Download entry form here.

Coggins test may also be turned in at the time of registration
on event day.


Trent Loos nationally known voice of the Rural Route radio show, will lead the Trail Ride down the Katy Trail


• Sons of the Pioneers Concert
Friday, April 24, 2015 • 7 p.m.
Heckart Performing Arts Center
Sponsored by the Sedalia Rotary Club

All proceeds from this event goes to the Sedalia Rotary Club.


• Michael Martin Murphey Concert
and NFPB Bull Riding

Saturday, April 25, 2015 • Mathewson Exhibition Center
Hosted by Child Safe of Central Missouri
Sponsored by Rick Ball Ford

All proceeds from this event go to Child Safe.
For more information call 660-829-3434.

Tickets on sale at childsafehouse.org

Early Bird Price $25 • $30 at the door
Six and Under Free with paid adult.

     


• National Championship Chuck Wagon Sanctioned Races -
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26 • Pepsi Grandstand
Sponsored by W-K Chevrolet




• All Equine Parade  --

Deadline for entry April 1, 2015
Download entry form here
.

Saturday, April 25 • Parade starts at 9:00 a.m.
from the Historic Katy Depot.

 


Calling All Cowboy Poets! • Cash Prizes!
• Cowboy Poetry Contest
Saturday, April 25 • MEC Building • Sponsored by Central Missouri Electric Cooperative
hosted by
Steven Spalding,

nationally known singer, songwriter, author, Cowboy Poet, and country gospel artist

Download Entry Form here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.



Join Steven for
Cowboy Church

Sunday, April 26, 2015 • 10 - 11 a.m.
with Francine Robison, Cowboy Poet Laureate of Oklahoma, Pawnee, Oklahoma

and
Royce Smithey, Texas Ranger, cowboy recording artist, poet and 2014 singing cowboy winner at Echoes, Bonham, Texas.


Calling All Fiddlers! • Cash Prizes!
Saturday, April 25 • MO Ag Theatre
• Fiddler's Contest, hosted by
Travis Inman

Download entry form here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.


Eleven Time State Champion,
Travis Inman will Emcee the Fiddler's Contest.

Special Free Concert
by
Travis Inman & Friends
Saturday, April 25
4:00 p.m. • MO Ag Theatre

 


Calling All Cowboys & Cowgirls!
Cash Prizes!

Sunday, April 26 • MO Ag Theatre
• Singing Competition
hosted by
Johnny Kendrick
with Guest Artist,
Ryan Manuel --

Download entry form here.

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2015.

                 
Left: Johnny Kendrick - Emcee   Right: Guest Artist Ryan Manuel 2011 MSF Idol Winner

Winner will automatically be entered into the
2015 Missouri State Fair Idol Competition.

Special Free Concert
by
Johnny Kendrick & Ryan Manuel
Sunday, April 26
3:00 p.m. • MO Ag Theatre

and lots, lots, more!

MARK YOU CALENDAR NOW!!!!
Keep watching for more information.

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Trail's End Dedication Weekend Sponsors

Ag Power, Inc, John Deere
W-K Chevrolet
Rick Ball Ford
Bryant Motors
McCarthy Toyota
Missouri Cattlemen's Association
Missouri Pork Producers
Missouri Horseshoe Pitching Association
Sedalia Shrine Club
Sedalia Moose Lodge
South Fork Regulators
Pettis County 4-H Youth
Diamond B's Square Dancers Association
Sedalia Visual Art Association
Eagle Eye Editing
Art & Graphic Innovations, LLC
Stover Quality Quilting
BAM Association
Trappers Association
Hank's Porta Potties
Bemiss Drywall
Tractor Supply
American Field Service
Air-Evac
Sedalia Veterinary
Pettis County EMT
FBLA-Otterville
Child Safe of Central Missouri
Sedalia Kiwanis Club
Sedalia Rotary Club
Central Missouri Electric Cooperative
Tyson
County Distributing
Power 97 FM Radio
KIX FM Radio
Amtrak

Yeager's Cycle
Warehouse Tires

Special Free Concert
by
Steven Spalding
Saturday, April 25
5:00 p.m. • MEC Building

Opening for Steven will be
Francine Robison
and
Royce Smithey


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